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Inventor 2017 Presentation Files: The R2 Update!

So you’ve gotten into Inventor 2017, messed around and thought, this is cool, but it seems lacking. Well, you’re right, and Autodesk has taken to improving things right away. Introducing Inventor 2017 R2 in today’s part 2 of the new Presentation File environment, brought to us by Darel Bush in our Tulsa office. Creating Presentation […]

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Inventor 2017 Presentation Files – The New Look and Feel

You may or may not have seen the presentation file environment inside of Inventor 2017. If you have, you noticed that the environment got a pretty good face lift. For anyone that recalls the now defunct Inventor Publisher program, you may recognize some of the features. It seems as though Autodesk has discontinued Publisher and […]

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Filter Settings for Inventor Parts List

Have you ever wanted to filter a parts list in an Inventor drawing?  This post will help guide you through the process. Customizing your parts list is an essential part of drawing creation.  The Filter Settings tool will allow you to modify your parts list to meet certain criteria. Once you place a parts list […]

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update Issues

If you’re running Windows 10, you might have noticed some odd behavior with your computer lately.  The Windows 10 Anniversary Update (AU) was released in early August, and ECAD’s support team has noticed that it is causing some issues with various pieces of software including: AutoCAD – F-keys do not work in AutoCAD LT 2017 […]

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Inventor Feature Recognition app

Do your clients & partners consistently send you non-Inventor 3D models?  Do you receive vendor parts that are sent in neutral CAD file formats (STEP, IGES, etc.)?  Here’s an app you’ll definitely want to try! The Inventor Feature Recognition app allows users to convert neutral 3D CAD models into full-featured Autodesk Inventor models.  This app works […]

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Autodesk Vault Pro – A Feature Breakdown

              Most of the time when I hear of the different ways companies manage their data, I cringe. Whether it’s simply using Windows Explorer or some simple data management software, there are always time sinks and multiple other issues (files edited out of turn, lost links, slow editing speeds, etc.) […]

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Inventor Frame Analysis Issue and Fix

If you use Frame Generator inside of Inventor, then sweet! You’re taking advantage of some of Inventor’s more advanced features that should be saving you tons of time and rework. If, instead, you are manually constraining frame members that you got out of content center or made by hand, then watch these videos and get on […]

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The Future of Making Things

Autodesk is a massive company and they pour extremely large sums of money into research and development to try and stay on the fore front of technology in the design world. At ECAD we are an Autodesk partner, and we work directly with Autodesk to be part of new technologies in adoption and creation. Autodesk is […]

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DWG Differences

You may be saying, Jason, you’ve used the word differences, but you need two items to list differences between and you’ve only listed one. What gives? Then that means one of two things. Either my title ploy has drawn you in with confusion, or you know what I’m referring to and are looking for answers. […]